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Do you consider yourself to be a lover of art? If yes then Chazen Museum of art should be somewhere on your list of art related attractions to visit.

The History of the Art Museum

They opened their doors in 1970 and are comprised of two buildings. Both were designed by well-known architect Harry Weese and then an expansion was done in 2011 designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates. The two buildings are connected with a bridge on the third floor which is an incredible gallery with a glass side to see gorgeous views of the lake.

Some of the Features You Can Expect

Most of the public space shows of the permanent collection that the museum owns and is separated by period so you can go straight to your favorites or enjoy all of them. Other features of the museum include an auditorium that seats up to one hundred sixty people, an Objects Study Room, an art studio, and places to attend lectures and screen films.

The Mission of the Museum

The museum's mission is simple, they are there to preserve and collect great art that is related to educational programs, supporting teaching, and enhancing the human experience through visual arts. You will find a lot of educational resources at the museum as part of their mission is to always offer public services.

There are drop in guided tours, all types of events and mini-courses to attend. There are many paintings to see at the museum. You will find over twenty thousand pieces of art to admire. They represent every genre, time period, and piece of art history you could think of.

Temporary Exhibits to Enjoy

There are also temporary exhibits that are really worth checking out. This includes loans from other museums or pieces pulled from within the museums own collections. Some of these include Illuminating the World The Saint John's Bible, The Human Condition, A Passion for Photography, American Monotypes from the Baker/Pisano Collection, and much more.

This is a beautiful museum you will not regret taking time out of your day to see.

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